I dropped more than a nickel into the slot machines. Luckily none of the nickels were mine. I honestly was disappointed. I thought they’d have some actual old fashioned nickel slot machines but they were all mechanic. Can you tell that was my first time in a casino? Ed insisted I keep playing and he paid for it. I had planned to go out, eat dinner with this guy and play a couple dollars on a slot machine. Instead, he ended up spending about $150 (including dinner and gas) and winning about $500. He played some weird version of poker called Fortune something-or-other and got 2 straights in a row. Anything I played lost of course.
Now I am about to describe a situation I seem to find myself in often. I was under the impression that we were going out as friends. Right now I’ve no desire to date anyone. Romance is the last thing on my mind. I am about to go on my epic road trip. Guys are their neediness are not what I want at all. Because of this in my eyes, a straight male might as well be a gay male or a straight female because I’ve as little interest in romance as I do in growing a second head. As the night went on, Ed got more and more grabby. He wasn’t getting anything from me at the end of the night but I did not feel bad since he ended up winning a decent chunk of money.
When we got out to the car he wanted to get a hotel room and go out the next night. When I said no, I needed to go back to my dog, he wanted to stay in my bed or me to stay in his. He kept trying to feel me up and kiss me. I let him kiss me but nothing more. I get the feeling that he wanted a Caucasian notch in his belt not that he really liked me. My theory is that because I am full figured like many Hispanic girls, I am attractive to Hispanic men but exotic because I’m pale and Irish looking. Regardless, I’ve left my slutty stage behind and I’ve no desire to be one more skin color for a guy to tick off his list. He kept talking about how he wanted to move to Oregon and get a house with me. Little do my parents know that if I wasn’t so picky, they could have a grandchild within the year. Yuck.
I brushed him off as gently and firmly as possible and he left the next morning. If I’d known I was going to catch his cold from him I would have been a little more forceful.